A sconce is a wall-mounted light that only features one or two sources of illumination. Sconces are designed to add charming accent lighting in your space, and are available in a variety of unique styles that range from artsy and chic to no-nonsense and purely functional.
What is a Vanity Light?
As their name suggests, vanity lights are designed to be mounted over bathroom vanities and mirrors. These fixtures almost always feature two or more light sources, and while sconces are ideal for accent light, vanity lights are designed for outstanding illumination and clarity. The right vanity light should add brilliant illumination to both your morning and evening bathroom rituals.
How to Choose a Sconce or a Vanity Light
Selecting the right wall-mounted light for your space takes thoughtful consideration and planning. Almost all sconces and vanity lights require hardwire installation, and some unique designs may have special space-related needs. Measure the places where you plan to mount your light fixture, and make sure it will be possible to run electrical wires there. You’ll find thousands of design and style options when it comes to wall-mounted lighting, and it’s important to think about how your sconce should fit into your decor before you begin shopping. Take into consideration how bright you want your space to be, and the number of lights you plan to use.
Whether you’re looking to add to your home’s outdoor presence or illuminate summertime barbeques after sundown, the right sconce can add tons of charm and character to any outdoor space. Outdoor sconces are made from materials that can withstand the elements, with special coatings that help them resist rust and UV sun damage. They’re often tougher than indoor sconces, and are compatible with lightbulbs that are designed to be used outside. Keep in mind that while many outdoor sconces can be used indoors as well, it’s never a good idea to use indoor sconces in outdoor settings.
Installing a Scone or Vanity Light
Sconces and vanity lights tend to require hardwire installation, which means they must be connected to your home’s electrical wiring in order to function. Dealing with electrical wiring is extremely dangerous if not handled properly, and we always recommend hiring a professional electrician whenever you need to work with your home’s wiring.
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